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Policy 3120


The superintendent shall develop procedures for enrolling students, recording attendance behavior and counseling and correcting students with attendance problems. When enrolling a student who has attended school in another school district, the parent and student will be required to briefly indicate in writing whether or not the student has any history of placement in a special education program; any past, current or pending disciplinary actions; any history of violent behavior or convictions, adjudications or diversion agreements related to a violent offense, a sex offense, inhaling toxic fumes, a drug offense, a liquor violation, assault, kidnapping, harassment, stalking or arson; any unpaid fines or fees from other schools; and any health conditions affecting the student’s educational needs. If the district receives information that a student has a history of disciplinary actions, criminal or violent behavior, or other behavior that indicates the student could be a threat to the safety of staff or students, the student’s teachers and building security personnel shall be informed.

The school district may require students or their parents to provide proof of residency within the district, such as copies of phone and water bills or lease agreements.  The school district shall not require proof of residency or any other information regarding an address for any student who is eligible by reason of age for the services of the district if the student does not have a legal residence. A district will not inquire into a student’s citizenship or immigration status or that of his/her parents or guardians. The request for enrollment may be made by the student, parent, or guardian.

Since accurate enrollment and attendance records are essential both to obtain state financial reimbursement and to fulfill the district’s responsibilities under the attendance laws, staff shall be diligent in maintaining such records.

Cross Reference:  

Board Policy 2255                        Alternative Learning Experience

Board Policy 3115                        Homeless Students – Enrollment Rights and Services

Board Policy 3116                        Students in Foster Care


Legal References:   

RCW 28A.225.215                       Enrollment of children without legal residences

RCW 28A.225.330                       Enrolling Students from other districts — Requests for information and permanent records

WAC 392-121-108                       Enrollment exclusions

WAC 392-121-122                       Definitions — Enrolled and full-time equivalent students

WAC 392-121-182                       Alternative learning experience requirements

WAC 392-169-022                       Running start student — definition



La Center School District Adopted: March 27th, 2007; Revised March 28, 2017